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"Stay with Me", written by Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood, was first recorded by their band Faces for the 1971 album A Nod Is As Good As a Wink... to a Blind Horse. The song has also appeared on various Faces compilations and on albums by both songwriters. The lyrics describe a woman named Rita with "red lips, hair and fingernails" he "found... down on the floor"; the singer proposes a one-night stand on the condition that she must be gone when he wakes up.

"Stay with Me" reached number 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and spent two weeks at number 10 on the Cash Box Top 100. The song also reached number 6 in the UK and number 4 in Canada.


Rod Stewart – lead vocals

Ronnie Wood – electric guitars, slide guitar

Ian McLagan – Wurlitzer electric piano

Ronnie Lane – bass guitar

Kenney Jones – drums


The friends I've lost

I can clearly see

The man I've ended not forgotten to me

I remember their faces

As I set them free

Faces stay with me.

The world I've left

I left in the dark

I fight for you now

They will know who we are.

When I walk to the crown

Will I save in the sea

I picture your face

It's all I can see

Faces stay with me

When I close my hand is

Faces stay with me

When I stare at the sky

And when I erase I came up and see

Faces stay with me.

The f. I fear

If it comes for me

If there is no way

Of escaping

I will welcome their faces

As the last thing I see

Faces stay with me

Faces stay with me.

Faces stay with me, ohh

Yeah, faces stay with me.

Songwriters: Hutch Harris / Kathleen Michelle Foster / Westin Shane Glass


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